As prescribed by Paulina Constancia
I recently had the privilege of experiencing the world-debut of “Andy Warhol 15 Minutes Eternal” at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, here in Singapore.
The Turquoise Marilyn (1964)
Some of Andy Warhol’s most famous pieces are colorful portraits of celebrities and cultural icons. He used contrasting, and sometimes unrealistic colors to create these pieces. The portrait of Marylin Monroe is one of Warhol’s
most recognizable works. (Info Source)
At times when he was confined to bed due to his illness, he drew, listened to the radio and collected pictures of movie stars around his bed. Warhol later described this period as very important in the development of his personality, skill-set and preferences. (Wikipedia)
Andy Warhol’s Childhood Movie Star Scrapbook
One of the many autographed movie star photos in Andy’s scrapbook: “To Andrew Warhola,From Shirley Temple”, 1941
Top/Bottom Photo Source: “Andy Warhol 15 Minutes Eternal” exhibition catalogue
It was during the 1960’s that Warhol began to make paintings of iconic American objects such as dollar bills, mushroom clouds, electric chairs, Campbell’s Soup Cans, Coca-Cola bottles. He also did elebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, Troy Donahue, Muhammad Ali and Elizabeth Taylor, as well as newspaper headlines or photographs of police dogs attacking civil rights protesters.
B. The Warhol: DIY POP app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Check it out on You Tube Create your own digital silkscreen print, just like Andy Warhol would have with the Warhol: D.I.Y. POP app from The Andy Warhol Museum.
Using your built-in camera or a photo from your library as source material, you’ll learn the Warhol process step by step. Crop. Expose. Underpaint. Share. And print a virtual silkscreen.
C. Print the Warhol-inspired Image onto a Cotton Tshirt or Canvas Bag. Makes a perfect gift!
“My idea of a good picture is one that’s
in focus and of a famous person.”
was he gay?
To answer your question..
According to Wikipedia: “Andy Warhol is also notable as a gay man who lived openly as such before the gay liberation movement. His studio, The Factory, was a famous gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.”
Info source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol